Feast Day 2023
August 22, 2023
The St. Philip’s College community gathered for the 9th Annual Feast Day in the Bowden Alumni Center on Friday, August 18 to honor the legacy of Saint Artemisia Bowden. Photographs and quotes from Saint Artemisia decorated the tables around the room serving as a reminder of the countless contributions she made during her 52 years at the college.
The celebration began with a welcome by Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray, Director of Institutional Advancement, followed by a song, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith” by Karen Baker. The highlight of the event was a speech, entitled “Dream Realized” given by St. Philip’s College President Dr. Adena Williams Loston.
Marsha Hall, Director of Strategic Initiatives read “Collect Commemorating a Saint”, a poem selected from the book “A Great Cloud of Witnesses.” The event concluded with a $3,500 check presentation from the Living in God’s Love Gospel Choir and final thoughts.